Jared Cornelius prognosis 'doesn't look good'

By: Jimmy Carter
Published: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Arkansas receiver Jared Cornelius celebrates a touchdown score during a game against Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.
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Arkansas receiver Jared Cornelius celebrates a touchdown score during a game against Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.

— Senior receiver Jared Cornelius status "doesn't look good" after suffering a potential Achilles injury in the second half of Arkansas’ 50-43 overtime loss to Texas A&M, coach Bret Bielema said.

Cornelius went down without being touched on the opening drive of the second half and had to be helped off the field. He was wearing a boot and walking on crutches on the sideline late in the game.

“We haven't had the final test yet, but may have done something with his Achilles," Bielema said.

Cornelius had three catches for 35 yards, including hauling in a 6-yard touchdown pass from Austin Allen to start the scoring in the first quarter.

Cornelius is easily Arkansas’ most experienced receiver, but he has battled back injuries since last November. He said earlier this week that he felt his best in a while and had lost 10 pounds since the team's most recent game against TCU.

For his career, he has 76 catches for 1,128 yards and 9 touchdowns.

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